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Location for Alachua County Fair faces uncertain future

As the Alachua County Fair makes a comeback this month after not operating last year, a new debate has begun. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports on the possibility of moving the fairgrounds in the near future. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPFairgroundsSB.mp3] Above are the sounds from the Alachua County Fair during past years …

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Ocala begins cleanup after heavy rain causes flooding problems

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/QAOcalaFlooding.mp3] North Central Florida recently faced some unexpected heavy rainfalls. Two major accidents occured on rain-soaked Interstate-75 near Ocala, about twelve-hundred houses lost power and more than 20 city streets are still reported to be flooded. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT’FM’s Kristen Hammel spoke wih Ocala Spokesman Sonney Allen who says crews are currently …

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Domestic violence coalition leader says more transitional housing needed for victims

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPDomVioQAdgt2.mp3] Today we continue our series of interviews on the issue of domestic violence. As the Director of External and Internal Affairs for the Coalition against Domestic Violence, Leisa Wiseman works with 42 certified domestic violence centers across the state providing technical and educational assistance. Most importantly, the coalition provides a …

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Taking strides towards domestic violence awareness

A study from the Domestic Violence Resource Center says 1 in every 4 women experience domestic violence in their lifetime. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM, Joanna Wise reports, people in the community came together last night to raise awareness about the issue… one step at a time. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/DomesticViolenceWrapFINAL.mp3]

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Green Party hosts anti-nuclear energy event

The Florida Green Party hosted an anti-nuclear energy event on Friday afternoon. At the event, alternative energy sources, as well as different energy policies were scheduled for discussion. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with Green Party Spokesperson Michael Canney, and with Progress Energy Spokesperson Suzanne Grant, about the pros and …

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